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Colonel Richard Gridley First Chief Engineer

Author : United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
ISBN : UVA:X030448062
Genre : Bunker Hill, Battle of, Boston, Mass., 1775
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The History Of The U S Army Corps Of Engineers

Author : Joe N. Ballard
ISBN : 0788176668
Genre : History
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An overview of the many missions that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (CoE) have performed in support of the Army and the nation since the early days of the Amer. Revolution. This heavily illustrated history looks at the role of the CoE in times of war as well as in building projects in the U.S. and other nations. Includes chapters on explorations and surveys, lighthouses, hydropower development, flood control, waterway development, the Panama Canal, the environmental challenge, the Manhattan Project, the space program, and changing military responsibilities and relationships. Portraits and profiles of the CoE's highest ranking officers are also included.

Fortress America

Author : J. E. Kaufmann
ISBN : 9780306816345
Genre : History
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From the earliest colonial settlements to Cold War bunkers, the North American continent has been home to thousands of forts and fortress structures. Fortress America surveys the broad sweep of fortifications throughout North America-from seacoast forts of the late eighteenth century to wooden inland forts built to defend against Native American, English, French, or Spanish attack; from Civil War-era coastal and inland waterways forts to the Great Plains' forts of the Old West; from World War II subterranean bunkers to Cold War concrete missile silos. The text of Fortress America is complemented with never-before-published photographs, and extraordinary drawings, cut-aways, and diagrams illustrating the design and structure of American forts.

Audubon Wildlife Report 1989 1990

Author : William J. Chandler
ISBN : 9781483215839
Genre : Business & Economics
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Audubon Wildlife Report 1989/1990 covers important challenges to the continued health of different species and ecosystems, furthering the debate on issues such as old-growth forests, the relationship between water and wildlife, and the need to preserve and restore wetlands and grassland range territory. The book starts by providing a comprehensive overview of the featured federal agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, including its history, legislative mandate, and key programs that affect the environment. The text then discusses federal court decisions that provide new interpretations of federal wildlife law; the conservation of coastal wetlands in the Southeast; and global climate change and its potential effects on fish and wildlife. A monitoring and research strategy for nongame migratory birds, as well as the conservation of ancient forests of the Pacific Northwest are also considered. The book further tackles the restoration of the public rangelands in the West; discard bycatch in marine fisheries with a special focus on the Gulf of Mexico; and the trends in western water law and their implications for the environment. The text also encompasses the appropriations and related congressional policy directives for federal fish and wildlife programs. Biologists and people with an advocacy of preserving wildlife will find the book invaluable.

The Military Engineer

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ISBN : UOM:39015018419484
Genre : Military engineering
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"Directory of members, constitution and by-laws of the Society of American military engineers. 1935" inserted in v. 27.

Engineers Of Independence

Author : Paul K. Walker
ISBN : 1410201732
Genre : History
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This collection of documents, including many previously unpublished, details the role of the Army engineers in the American Revolution. Lacking trained military engineers, the Americans relied heavily on foreign officers, mostly from France, for sorely needed technical assistance. Native Americans joined the foreign engineer officers to plan and carry out offensive and defensive operations, direct the erection of fortifications, map vital terrain, and lay out encampments. During the war Congress created the Corps of Engineers with three companies of engineer troops as well as a separate geographer's department to assist the engineers with mapping. Both General George Washington and Major General Louis Leb que Duportail, his third and longest serving Chief Engineer, recognized the disadvantages of relying on foreign powers to fill the Army's crucial need for engineers. America, they contended, must train its own engineers for the future. Accordingly, at the war's end, they suggested maintaining a peacetime engineering establishment and creating a military academy. However, Congress rejected the proposals, and the Corps of Engineers and its companies of sappers and miners mustered out of service. Eleven years passed before Congress authorized a new establishment, the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers.

American Revolution The Definitive Encyclopedia And Document Collection 5 Volumes

Author : Spencer C. Tucker
ISBN : 9781851097449
Genre : History
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With more than 1,300 cross-referenced entries covering every aspect of the American Revolution, this definitive scholarly reference covers the causes, course, and consequences of the war and the political, social, and military origins of the nation. • Contains more than 1,300 A–Z entries on various political, social, and military topics connected with the American Revolution • Features contributions from more than 120 distinguished scholars and independent historians from a variety of disciplines • Introduces entries with essays on the war's underlying causes and the events that catalyzed its outbreak, a synopsis of the war, and an analysis of its long-term impact • Includes key documents relevant to the period, including Common Sense, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, eyewitness battle accounts, speeches, and treaties • Supplements entries with hundreds of illustrations depicting colonial and Revolutionary America, plus dozens of maps depicting major geopolitical relationships, large-scale military operations, and individual battles on land and sea • Addresses all major Native American tribes involved in the conflict and their role in the war

The Engineer

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ISBN : NWU:35556028728517
Genre : Military engineering
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Engineers On The Twin Rivers

Author : Leland R. Johnson
ISBN : UOM:39015021226694
Genre : Cumberland River
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History Of The United States Army Corps Of Engineers

Author : United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
ISBN : UIUC:30112004813306
Genre : History
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